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Sony FE 70-200/4 OSS is 80 grams HEAVIER and slightly LARGER than Canon EF 70-200 /4 L IS ... and delivers somewhat LESS IQ ... at 40% HIGHER price. ;-)
Yes, the Sony FE 70-200/4 OSS is "80 grams HEAVIER and slightly LARGER than Canon EF 70-200 /4 L IS", but following are the reasons why I went with the Sony FE version:
  • I already have the EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, so I don't want another EF lens of the same FOL
  • Although I really like the EF 70-200, if I want to use it on my a7 or a6000, I need to use my metabones adapter which takes away the weight & size advantage and not to mention slow AF
  • Being a native lens the Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS auto focuses really fast and accurately like a machine gun on my a6000
So, for me, the above considerations are worth spending the extra money on the FE 70-200 f/4 OSS

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For me it's a little too late ... I couldn't wait for the 7D MK II, so I got the 5D MK III and don't really see myself wanting to buy the 7D MK II - unless it has some mind blowing technology.

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I see an awful lot of bitching, complaining and general brand hatred in this thread.  Let me add:

- If you want a Canon/Nikon camera like the A7/A7R to use with all your Canon/Nikon lenses, buy an adapter!
- If you don't like the A7/A7R, don't buy it.
- If Sony doesn't make the lens you want, use someone else's!

If you want a really great full frame camera, buy the Sony A7 or A7r and enjoy it.

I've been a Canon user for years and a Pentax user before that.  I now have an A7R with adapters for all my Canon, Pentax, Minolta, M42 and T2 lenses and love it.  I own one Sony lens, the kit 28-70mm fit lens for the A7 (because someone didn't like it and gave it to me).  BEST lens I've ever had for the price!

Stop bitching, go for it and have fun...
Not quite the post one expects from a first time poster ... nevertheless Welcome to CR!

Ummmmm, Yes, I agree with Rienz, welcome to CR, I think.

I've had my a7r for a while now, handed it to my eldest lad who likes it, but I recently re appropriated it to use with the Otus 55f/1.4, I must say that combination is quite remarkable, the Focus Peaking on the a7r is hugely useful with this Manual Focus Lens, I prefer this combo at the moment over the 1Dx with a Manual Focus Screen in place, especially in Low Light.

A7r + FE 55mm = 50L sold on ebay. I have no plan adding 50mm to my current gear. The primary reason I haven't place a pre-order on Canon 16-35 f4 IS is I'm waiting to see what Sony/Zeiss has to offer on their rumor FE 16-35 f4 OS.
Just bought the FE 55 f/1.8 and the FE 70-200 f/4 OSS lenses today ... and I agree with you about the 55, its a fantastic lens ... the 70-200 f/4 was surprise package, it is very light with very good build quality, makes it easy to travel with it.

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I see an awful lot of bitching, complaining and general brand hatred in this thread.  Let me add:

- If you want a Canon/Nikon camera like the A7/A7R to use with all your Canon/Nikon lenses, buy an adapter!
- If you don't like the A7/A7R, don't buy it.
- If Sony doesn't make the lens you want, use someone else's!

If you want a really great full frame camera, buy the Sony A7 or A7r and enjoy it.

I've been a Canon user for years and a Pentax user before that.  I now have an A7R with adapters for all my Canon, Pentax, Minolta, M42 and T2 lenses and love it.  I own one Sony lens, the kit 28-70mm fit lens for the A7 (because someone didn't like it and gave it to me).  BEST lens I've ever had for the price!

Stop bitching, go for it and have fun...
Not quite the post one expects from a first time poster ... nevertheless Welcome to CR!

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:20:38 AM »
Typo or not, the model is HOT! ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:35:31 AM »
Sony is really on a roll with some great revolutionary cameras and the EVF on this one has to be one of the best features on any camera released in recent times.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:24:33 AM »
The view finder, tilt screen and the sensor has me very tempted in getting one
TCSTV Shorts: Sony RX100 Mark III First Look

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:42:57 AM »
looks like an excellent partner for the 15-85
+1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Alpha a6000
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:40:23 AM »
Just got the a6000 yesterday ... got it with the kit lens 15-50+55-210 ... the local Sony store gave me a really good deal (paid $950) along with free Sony camera bag and a Sony 16GB card. Have just done some random "test" shots and can say that it puts fun back into photography ... one has to use it to understand how fast and accurately it auto focuses even with the little pancake zoom lens. For times when weight is an issue, especially on business trips etc, the a6000+16-50+55-210 make for a great little package to carry around without worrying about weight and space and still get great images. The optional $5 camera apps (which can be directly installed into your camera wirelessly) make this camera a stellar performer for beginners who have no interest in post processing ... even the $10 timelapse app makes child's work of getting awesome timelapse videos without having to do any post processing whatsoever. The good part is that you don't have to buy these apps, when you upgrade to another Sony mirrorless camera including (even when you decide to go full frame), once the app is purchased it can be installed on 10 cameras.

I quickly tried out the a6000 at a local electronics retailer, and the AF is stunningly quick with the 16-50. It gave me a real shock how relatively slow my NEX-6 is. How is the AF speed with the 55-210 by the way? That lens is optically not a stellar performer but I'm curious how fast it can AF.

And how about the menu structure? I like the controls on my NEX-6 but the menu structure is inefficient and exposure compensation is a little bit fiddly.

I was surprised how square-edged the a6000 body is; I prefer the NEX-6 in that sense. I do have to convince myself that I don't need the new fast AF because I use mostly manual primes with the 6 but yeah the new camera has made me a little itchy.
The 55-210 is just as fast as the 16-50 and the image quality is a tiny bit better then the kit lens. I have 4 E lenses (28-70; 24-70: 16-50 & 55-210) and the AF speed of a6000 with any of those lenses is lightning fast.
The menu structure is same as my a7, so I found it easy to navigate. The a6000 with the 16-50 kit lens is so much fun to use and easy to carry around. It seems to give the best image quality when paired with my EF 85 f/1.8 & EF 70-200 f/2.8 L II IS (using metabones adapter), so much so, I am planning on selling my new EOS 70D :-\

Well you can't really beat love at first sight as I think was the case with you and the a6000 ;) Thanks for the info. At least I know my AF lenses aren't the limitation for AF speed should I upgrade my NEX-6 at some point ;)

I would assume the AF speed with Metabones adapter and Canon lenses isn't great, or am I wrong?
That is correct, the AF speed is slow with the Metabones adapter (it is just as slow as the EOS-M was before the firmware update, but the main problem with metabones adapter is that it keeps searching for focus even though you had it locked on for the first shot even for a still subject) ... but when I use the adapter, I put my EF lenses on Manual Focus and use Focus Peaking function, which is very fast, accurate and easy to use.

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:30:36 AM »
For a $300 lens, the results look very good. This may be one of those lenses all APS-C shooters end up buying.
Indeed! I think for many people this 10-18 IS STM and the 18-135 IS STM are the only 2 lenses the'd ever need ... for the price & performance, those 2 lenses, (plus the 40 f/2.8 or the 50 f/1.8 ) will add a lot of value for people who shoot with the rebel & xxD cameras. Good move by Canon!

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This is good news and pricing ($1199 for L & $299 for EF-S version) is excellent ... I'm guessing the competitive pricing had a lot to do with the recent third party lenses that are being sold/announced at very affordable prices. Good times!

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